Auburn suspends coach accused of taking bribe — The Latest


The decision comes a day after Tigers associate head coach Chuck Person was arrested and charged with six counts of federal corruption as a result of a joint investigation between the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office. "I do think that this is really the beginning of the expose, and it's something that will consume college athletics for two or three years".

The scheme, according to prosecutors, involved top coaches funneling student-athletes to agents and financial advisers in return for cash bribes, according to the prosecutors.

Federal investigators say a group of business advisers to athletes used thousands of dollars in Adidas money to make payments to top high school basketball players to get them to attend certain schools.

"We are going to open E.J.'s recruitment back up", E.J. Montgomery Sr. said.

Joon Kim made the comment at a news conference Tuesday after the charges were unsealed in Manhattan federal court.

That exact firm was hired by Auburn at the end of August when allegations of abuse and sexual harassment under coach Clint Myers and then-associate head coach Corey Myers.

Among the arrests was Chuck Person, an assistant coach at Auburn University who played 13 years in the NBA and spent several years as an assistant coach in the NBA.

It was not immediately clear who will represent the coaches in court.

Person, arrested Tuesday, has since been released from federal custody and has a hearing scheduled for Oct. 10. The FBI said two paymants to high school players totaled $250,000.

Auburn AthleticsAuburn assistant coach Chuck Person is one of four college basketball assistant coaches charged. According to the court documents, Person is currently being represented by Montgomery-based attorneys Joel Connally and Jeff Duffey.

Meanwhile, Auburn has also been burned by the scandal.